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Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More Delays Despite Government Shutdown The SEC has issued an order on January 16th, putting all pending administrative proceedings on hold because it has “experienced a lapse in appropriations.” According to

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Thailand Stock Exchange Applies for Digital License for Crypto Trading

Thailand is rapidly becoming one of the most crypto friendly nations in Southeast Asia despite still being in the grips of a military dictatorship. The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has plans to apply for a digital license which will enable it to operate a cryptocurrency exchange. Thai Bourse Eyes Crypto The SET is keen...

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Could a “Less Volatile” Bitcoin ETF Proposal Convince the SEC?

If 2018 was the year of the crypto crash, 2019 is surely going to become the year of Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Although 2019 has just started, with a majority of consumers just rejoining the workspace from their holiday hiatuses, cryptocurrency-backed vehicles have already become a hot topic — arguably the “flavor of the...

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SEC Report: Examining Cryptocurrency a Priority in 2019

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The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) listed the cryptocurrency market as one of the six focus points of its compliance monitoring activities for 2019. Spotlight on the Cryptocurrency Market According to a report titled “2019 Examination Priorities,” OCIE says it plans to shine the spotlight on the goings-on in the cryptocurrency. An excerpt from the report relating to cryptocurrencies reads: Given the significant growth

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OCIE Prioritises Cryptocurrency as a High Risk Market for Investors in 2019

In a report by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the cryptocurrency space has been named as a priority. The body states that the industry may pose high levels of risk to retail investors. The OCIE oversees thousands of investment advisers, mutual funds and ETFs,...

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Bitwise Submits Bitcoin ETF Filing Saying ‘2019 Should Be The Year’

Cryptocurrency asset management firm, Bitwise, has submitted another Bitcoin ETF filing to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm’s previous BTC ETF filing was among the ones rejected by the SEC in 2018 Physically-backed Bitcoin ETF If at first, you don’t succeed, try again. The famous maxim seems contextual for Bitwise as the firm prepares for another go at obtaining SEC approval for a Bitcoin ETF. According to a press release published on

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The Gemini Ad Campaign That Isn’t Actually an Ad Campaign

The Gemini ad campaign has raised many eyebrows in the crypto community. But what many seem to have misunderstood is that the Winklevoss twins aren’t advertising their services to attract users. They are speaking to the SEC. Also read: Roubini Caps Off Year of Self-Ridicule With a Hall of Shame and a New Word for Altcoins …

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Thailand Opens Doors to Crypto, First Four Exchanges Approved by SEC

Divisions are forming across Asia with regards to cryptocurrencies. Some nations such as China are constantly stomping on anything to do with crypto assets but others, Thailand being the latest, are opening their digital doors to the fledgling industry. Thai SEC Approves Crypto Exchanges Thailand started out with a heavy handed approach to cryptocurrencies proposing...

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